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Asus C300 Series

Asus C300MA-DB01Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 220 euro
Average Score: 77.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 61%, features: 67%, display: 74%
mobility: 84%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 92%

 

Asus C300

Specifications

Asus C300Notebook: Asus C300
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that's decent value - if you like the colours
Source: PC Advisor English
The C300 might not be as svelte or quick as many of its Chrome OS brethren, but the lightweight chassis makes it highly portable for those who prefer things a little larger on-screen. The colours won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for us it’s a selling point that captures the essence of a Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
A Chromebook Review: The ASUS C300
Source: Small Business Computing English
Will the ASUS C300—or any Chromebook for that matter—replace your office PC? Well, not yet. But you are likely to find it much more useful—and usable—on the go than a tablet, especially if you've committed your business to the world of cloud-based application.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/18/2014
80% Review Asus C300 - Je ideale maatje als je weinig eisen stelt
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus C300MA-DB01

The design of the Asus C300MA-DB01 is beautiful and simple, yet looks sleek and sophisticated. It is the base model of the ultraportable C300 series with superior battery life for all day usage. The Chromebook is only 20 mm thick. The black model offers an elegant brushed metal look on the cover and interior making it more discrete. In contrast, the other 3 color options; red, blue and yellow; with a grey interior each look more playful. The Asus C300MA-DB01 comes with arguably the largest touchpad of its class, which supports multiple gestures, and a single piece design keyboard for a seamless look. Hardware on the Chrome OS device consists of an Intel Bay Trail-M dual-core Celeron N2830 processor, up to 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM and a 16 GB eMMC drive. This ensures a highly portable and responsive setup for great user experience. The 1.4 kg Chromebook also comes fully equipped with an SD card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 USB 3.0 port, a single USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and a micro SIM card slot depending on the model. Audio quality is stunningly clear and loud with powerful speakers. Together with the 13.3 inch 16:9 HD display it gives a good portable multimedia device. Users looking for portability or a secondary device will definitely like the Asus C300MA-DB01.

Specifications

Asus C300MA-DB01Notebook: Asus C300MA-DB01
Processor: Intel Celeron N2830
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 220 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

78% Asus C300MA Chromebook Review | Notebookcheck
Basic and balanced… The 13.3-inch Chromebook from ASUS is now in our labs, and there’s a lot to like for $219—provided you can deal with a few compromises. We break down all the relevant pros and cons in our full review.
70% ASUS C300MA-EDU
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS C300 Chromebook is mixed when compared to the smaller C200. In some ways, it is the same such as the long running times and the excellent keyboard, which is a good. On the other hand, the larger size does not translate into a more detailed display or sized keyboard. At least the extra cost does come with increased memory and storage but in many ways, the more portable C200 is a better option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Asus Chromebook C300 Review
Source: Kitguru English
As Chromebooks go, the Asus Chromebook C300 is definitely one of the more accomplished options, with the lengthy battery life a particular high point. However, in common with all Chromebooks, a question mark still hangs over whether it’s possible to work comfortably on a system that relies so heavily on persistent, always-on Internet – particularly as this notebook has no built-in mobile data.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Asus Chromebook C300 (C300MA-DB01)
Source: PC Mag English
If you need all-day computing, and then some, with a larger display, the Asus Chromebook C300 is a top choice, provided you've got constant Internet access. If you absolutely need Windows programs and compatibility, the HP Stream 13, our Editors' Choice for budget ultraportables, is an option in the same price range. However, if all you need is to get on the Web, then the C300 should be more than enough. We still prefer the Editors' Choice HP Chromebook 13 for its construction quality, IPS screen, and micro-USB charging, but if you need a larger screen and longer battery life, the C300 comes a close second.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Celeron:

N2830: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.4 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.4 kg:


77.17%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus Chromebook C300MA-RO005
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.4 kg
HP Stream 13-c003
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.55 kg
HP Stream 13-C080no
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-103
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.35 kg
HP Stream 13-c001ng
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Chromebook CB30-B-104
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.4 kg
HP Stream 13-c020nr
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 1.5 kg
Asus C300
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 1.4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Dell Latitude 11-3150-4500
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo S21e-20 80M4004MGE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.141 kg
HP Chromebook 11 G4
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Asus EeeBook F205TA-FD0065TS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 11.6", 1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 100S-11IBY
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 11.6", 1 kg
Lenovo 100S-80QN0000US Chromebook
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire V3-112P-P5B3
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2940, 11.3", 1.5 kg
Lenovo S21e-20-80M40015US
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Lenovo S20-30-59422752
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.3 kg
HP Chromebook 11 G3
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
HP Stream 11-d023tu
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 CL10W-B-100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Acer Aspire ES1-111-C138
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.1 kg
Asus X200MA-KX130D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2815, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Asus Chromebook C200MA-KX002
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire E3-112-C2KP
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite CL10-B-100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.1 kg
HP Stream 11-d020nr
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Acer Chromebook CB3-111-C61U
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro NB10-A-10P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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